Weather for Agriculture

Increase yield per 1ha with professional forecasts.

For farmers, it is crucial to understand upcoming weather conditions in order to avoid risks and maximize yield. All farmers have to take weather conditions into consideration when estimating additional irrigation or evaluating the operating temperatures of fertilizers and other materials. Because of the coordinate-based weather forecast method, you can have accurate weather information calculated exactly for your field or area.

Full-Fledged Forecasting Platform

Weather information for farmers

Robust weather data for agriculture

Robust weather data 

Foreca processes 350 GB of weather data from 50 data providers per day. Foreca actively checks and secures the availability of up-to-date data sources to provide optimal quality results.

History data

Archive and climate data

Foreca provides access to a History API, which can be used to research weather data based on observations from weather stations. In certain cases, climate data could be offered, especially when station density is not satisfactory.

Satellites and radars

Satellites and radars

Foreca has full high-resolution satellite feeds from all the major geostationary weather satellites. Radar availability and specifications may vary depending on the country of interest.

Global model

Foreca’s modeling output

The entire ECMWF deterministic run global model atmosphere, surface fields in the native octahedral grid. Local models computed by Foreca in addition to the model data from 3rd parties.

Post-processing methods

Post-processing

Foreca employs a number of post-processing methods, including: downscaling using topography and land-use, Kalman filtering, Multi-model MOS.

Verification

Verification

Foreca employs various verification tools: Real-time comparison of latest forecasts vs latest observations and continuous longitudinal verification studies for improving Foreca’s forecasting engine and methods.

Recommendations based on weather

Recommendations and notifications

Customer recommendations could be powered by forecasts with special weather parameters. Moreover, various notifications could be tuned for timely response to adverse weather changes.

 

Monitoring

Weather forecasting to the fields

Field Macroview

Our company offers meteorological solutions that meet a wide range of precision farming tasks. High-resolution forward-looking data (5-10 km), the assimilation of mobile and stationary measurements and satellite data - components that allow you to get the best understanding of the impact of weather conditions on crops.

From the viewpoint of precision farming, these characteristics can be identified:

  • general-purpose weather forecasts with general parameters are intended to be the common understanding of the specifics of the weather. These forecasts are optimal for long-term planning tasks. These include the following parameters: air temperature and humidity, cloudiness, dew point deficit, intensity and type of precipitation, wind speed and direction
  • specialized hyperlocal forecasts: These forecasts are oriented for use in everyday tasks and are characterized by:
    • high spatial detail
    • high adaptation to topographic specificity of the field
    • availability of meteorological parameters influencing the state of the harvest: evapotranspiration, solar radiation, lack of water vapour, temperature and soil moisture.
  • Ensemble forecasts: probability of scenarios of critical fluctuations in weather conditions with a range of up to 15 days to determine the response scenarios.

Foreca’s forecasts are perfectly blended with satellite remote sensing solutions.

Planning business and operational tasks

To properly assess the impact of weather conditions on a field, one should have an accurate understanding of the area for which the forecasted weather situation will be relevant. That is why the WMO classifies the forecasting grid in macro-, meso- and micro-modeling. When planning operational response for a field or group of fields based on weather conditions, one needs to understand the scale and exact area of the impact of weather parameters. Hyperlocal forecasting by Foreca provides the base of planning works for the area of 25 km², instead of traditional 100-200km².

With Foreca solutions we propose to handle the following issue, which require the necessary competence in the field of weather forecasting:

  • Monitoring and timely notifying on the most critical adverse parameters affecting the productivity
  • Forecasting depth, including specialized parameters, for 1-14 days with varying steps (1h, 3h, 6h, daily)
  • Methodological quality assessment of forecasts (verifications)

Weather information in the field with a tablet

 

Tracking filed works

Archival and climatological data could be effectively used to track the results on a field and evaluate the effectiveness of the work. Foreca may provide access to completely automated data delivery via easy-to-use API. The data could be localized and tailored for effective integration into expert systems. The resulting integration may be suitable for building recommendations to be followed by field specialists.

Archived data can be perfectly blended with satellite monitoring systems. Archival and climatological data permits:

  • Conducting a retrospective analysis
  • Determining reference values
  • Using the data for operational audit

Advance planning based on weather conditions

Forecasting specific parameters requires ample competence in the field of forecasting. Choosing the right method which corresponds to climatological and topographical specifics of the operating area is critical. Foreca’s reliable forecasting is powered by strong expertise. Foreca’s forecasts reflect unique climatic and landscape factors of a forecasting location. Foreca provides a range of data through a convenient API for long-term planning:

  • Archival and climatological data in high resolution
  • Meteorological analysis for upcoming 30 days
  • Meteorological analysis for upcoming 6 months

Ensuring high-quality forecasting is critical for optimizing the planning of response scenarios and understanding the scope of the planned works. The resulting optimal and timely use of resources should reduce operating costs without loss of quality.

Foreca’s forecasts are perfectly blended with satellite remote-sensing solutions.

Key Elements in Forecasting

Forecasting the weather in agriculture

 

Advance planning respective of expected weather conditions Reducing the impact of adverse weather condition on crop integrity Effective use of operational resources

Crop Protection

Сrop protection

Our company offers accurate forecasts and notification to preserve the integrity of the crop from the effects of adverse weather factors.

 

Effective irrigation

Our meteorological data are perfectly blended with the satellite remote monitoring system. This combination allows you to monitor the level of water balance, plan effective interventions and track results.

 

Timely response

The high quality, hyperlocal and advanced nature of Foreca’ s forecasts with various forecasting steps may lead to optimisation of resource use. The resulting just-in-time response at the operating and strategic level may lead to significant cost savings.

 

Increasing crop yield

Our weather services fully comply with the fundamental principle of precise agriculture: to achieve the highest level of advanced operational control at the level of a field. Foreca’s forecasts combined with remote satellite monitoring may enable significant increase in operational efficiency, and consequently, to crop yield at the level of 1 hectare

 

Crop protection

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Increase your crop yield to a feasible level during this season already with Foreca’s weather forecasts.

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